The City of Orlando welcomed residents to a new park in the Packing District on Wednesday, May 31.
The 66-acre Grove Park, a nod to the area’s earlier use as a citrus packing house, features a 1.5-mile multi-use trail, a dedicated open green space, a 14-acre stormwater pond and preserved wetlands with a 1-mile boardwalk, and an outdoor covered pavilion for concerts and pop-up performances.
The park is also located next to the new Orlando Tennis Center, which features 17 courts, four of which can be adapted for pickleball. Six of those courts are hard cords and 11 of them are clay. The new facility also has a half-court practice wall and a 4,000 SF welcome center with a clubhouse, lockers and showers, meeting space, and a pro shop.
A dog park will be opened at a later date.
The park was made possible through a donation by Dr. Phillips Charities, which is the developer behind the mixed-use Packing District being built at the intersection of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail.
Commissioners Robert Stuart and Regina Hill will be cohosting a grand opening party on Saturday, June 3, which will feature live music, kids’ activities, and facility tours for the attendees. Guests are encouraged to use the new trails and bring their own chairs for the music.